For Writers

5 Great Writing Tips I Wish I'd Discovered Earlier

One of the most valuable writing tips I think anyone ever passed onto me was “Don’t get it right, get it written”. In other words kill that maddening editor who sits on your shoulder criticising every word you write and holding you back while it spends hours hunting for that perfect sentence, or just the right word. Just write. It ... Read More »

A Kick In the Guts - or Emotional Punch?

To give emotional punch, a writer has to make the reader feel something (other than irritation or annoyance at the crass plotting or stupid characters!). When I read a book I want to be made to laugh, cry or get so thrilled by what I’m reading I can hardly turn the pages fast enough. I want to be so immersed ... Read More »